Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class X examination results were declared on Tuesday. In the examination that was conducted in March 2017, around 193 students have scored 100 per cent marks. Many students celebrated their marks. However, a few who couldn’t pass or were unhappy with their scores decided to end their lives.
As reported by Midday, a student from Sambhaji Nagar in Wagle Estate, hanged herself as she was unhappy with her marks. The girl named Komal Sanjay Pandekar had scored 65 per cent. The police said that she also left a suicide note in which she wrote that she took this step as she was depressed about her performance.
An official from Wagle Estate police station said, “The letter clearly mentions that she had expected 85 per cent marks, but finally scored 65 per cent. We will further verify the facts.” Police have registered a case of accidental death.
15-year-old Kaustubh Mungekar also committed suicide in fear that he will fail SSC exams. Kaustubh, who is from Nashik, ended his life before even knowing the results. The Ambad police station has registered a suicide case. He was a student of St Francis School in Tidko Colony, Nashik.
In another unfortunate incident, 16-year-old Chetan Ramesh Patil killed himself as he failed in English and Mathematics. Chetan, a resident of Nandara village in Jalgaon took this extreme step around 2 pm on Tuesday. He hung himself using his mother’s dupatta. When Chetan committed suicide, his brother and mother were not at home. He took this step after he returned home from a cyber cafe, where he checked his Class 10 results.
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